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Korea is my La La Land.

La La Land [랄라랜드]: a fictional place where wandering, sleeping, or dreaming minds are metaphorically said to end up.

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A rainy day in Hyehwa.

Hyehwa [혜화]: a vibrant neighborhood, with colorful nightlife and walking streets that are closed off to traffic in the evenings.

Soul searching in Han River.

Han River [한강]: also known as Hangang, is a major river in South Korea and the fourth longest river on the Korean peninsula.

A spiritual day in Itaewon.

Itaewon [이태원]: known as Western town, where all cultures meet.

Attending Korean music shows.

Inkigayo [인기가요]: literally meaning popular song, but also stands for trending music.

A Hallyu day in Gangnam.

Gangnam [강남]: Seoul's most luxurious district. Gangnam literally means "South of the River".

A chill day in Dongdaemun & Namdaemun.

Dongdaemun [동대문] and Namdaemun [남대문]: two of the four great gates of Seoul, also known as the rising benevolence gate and the exalted ceremonies gate, respectively.

Finding BigHit.

Big Hit Entertainment [빅히트엔터테인먼트]: the home of BTS and Homme, founded by Bang Si-Hyuk in 2005.

An exploratory day in Hongdae.

Hongdae [홍대]: the land of youth and parties, known for its urban arts and indie music culture.

A stroll in Myeongdong.

Myeongdong [명동]: one of Seoul's main shopping districts and foreigners' personal haven.

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